However, animal experiments completely neglect these aspects. This being so, it sometimes even leads to the argument of animal cruelty. Do you know how many animals are being killed by the test? According to the research, more than 100 million animals are used in experiments each year and around 12 million animal experimentations are conducted in Europe alone each year.
Also,” The California Biomedical Research Association states that nearly every medical breakthrough in the last 100 years has resulted directly from research using animals”(3). Imagine the trillions of people that would be fighting for their lives right now if there wasn’t animal testing. How are we going to be able to discover new
I’m here today to talk about a controversial issue that has been around for a period of time, animal testing. Animal testing using animals in experiments with different chemical substances in everything from medical to cosmetic to determine their safety as well as effectiveness . It’s a problem that has existed since the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE with its merciless methods and painful ways of abusing animals for human demands, but now it’s time for it to stop. Our technology has developed significantly since; therefore, such medieval methods of torturing animals are no longer necessary. Researches have shown that each year, over 100 million animals are tortured and killed in American laboratories alone, including dogs, cats and more; this shows how far out of hand animal testing have gotten.
Chimpanzees are one of the most commonly used animals in the lab for mainly one reason, that the share 99% of the DNA that humans have. Mice, another very common animal in testing, share 98% of the same DNA we have. Animal testing only works if the animal we are testing on is similar to humans. If the subject the scientist is experimenting on is not similar to humans, the experiment will not be conclusive if it will work on a human subject. The animals tested have the same seat of organs we have with nearly the same functioning bloodstream and nervous system.
Although alternatives like vitro methods (testing on human cell and tissue) and silico models (computer-modeling techniques) have been introduced, the government still preferably uses animal experimentation - this needs to end. Animal testing should be stopped because it’s expensive, unreliable, and unethical. Imagine how many lives could be saved if we took appropriate measures against this injustice. 16 billion American tax dollars are funded each year toward animal experimentation. To spend this vast amount of money is ludicrous, especially because there are other methods that companies could use that are cheaper, more effective, and don’t risk the life of animals.
At least 115 million animals may be used in experiments worldwide each year. 115 million animals are infected, blinded and electrocuted every year. Throughout the years many other techniques have been used to try and find cures and vaccines for different diseases, to try to spare these innocent lives, but none seem to have stuck. However, new technology is being invented every day, like the world 's first three-dimensional, multi-cellular test tube model of early human breast cancer, to replace tests involving implanting tumors in mice. So, people can remain hopeful that soon animal testing will be a thing of the past.
In the 1950’s a wonder drug named thalidomide was released before being tested on any living organisms. It was later found the drug was not good for people after 10,000 children were born with missing limbs and malformations (Hajar,2011). over the years laws have been made so that a drug must go through many forms of testing to prove that it is safe for human consumption. The most common way to test whether a drug or substance is useful to humanity is animal testing. For many decades people have been using animals for research and testing of drugs and various other types of research.
Purpose: To inform the audience about animal testing I. Introduction A. Attention getting device: Approximately 26 million animals are used every year in US laboratories for cosmetic and biomedical research. B. Thesis: I would like to inform you about how animal testing is conducted. C. Credibility: I have read and studied the articles about animal testing. D. Preview: I am going to share with you purposes of animal testing, how animals are used in laboratory tests, and the effectiveness of animal testing.
Poliomyelitis, breast cancer, brain injury, childhood leukemia, cystic fibrosis, malaria, multiple sclerosis, and tuberculosis. These conditions have one thing in common; they all have had advancements or cures because of animal testing. Animal testing has dated back several years and used throughout our history. Many famous physician scientists such as Aristotle, Erasistratus, Galen, Ibn Zuhr, and many more have used this method of experimentation to find advancements in medicine. However, as time progresses animal testing has been put under criticism and some question the methods used.
What if we hadn 't used animals to test all these new medicines and procedures? Then we would not have made all the discoveries that we have made today. We share 95%
Every ten seconds, an animal will be abused. One form of animal abuse that is still debated today is animal testing. Can animal experimentation really be considered abuse? Millions of animals each year are used for biomedical research across the country. But, animal testing may not be as safe as many may have originally considered.
Humanity has a history of experimentation on animals and death is what will come of it if animals continue to be treated inhumanely. On a daily basis animals are removed from their natural habitat and taken to labs to be tested on for human products. Animal experimentation has become a very popular method of research and testing. This procedure is most common in the United States and European countries, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom being the most popular.
(Watts 183). Over $16 billion U.S. tax dollars are given to animal testing labs to pay for these expensive animals. Considering it is unnecessary for animals to be used in testing and that the U.S. government is $18.2 trillion dollars in debt, the money could be used
A sleeping pill thalidomide caused 10,000 birth effects was tested on animals prior to its release, but it was not until later it was tested on pregnant animals. Researchers found out that to acquire the best result they had to give the animal a very high dose to obtain the same results to relate the birth defects in people. When researcher tested the arthritis drug Vioxx it results on animal testing were that it affected the hearts of mice. When Vioxx was disturbed to the public, it caused more than 27,000 heart attack and sudden cardiac deaths before it was removed from stores